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AF&PA Elects Board of Directors and Welcomes New Members

CONTACT: Tim Ebner

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced the election of its new 2022 Board of Directors members:

  • Robyn Buss, Ahlstrom-Munksjö
  • Regina Gray, The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Brian Janki, PaperWorks Industries, Inc.
  • Dan Kraft, The Kraft Group
  • Randy Nebel, Verso Corporation
  • Byron Racki, Pactiv Evergreen Inc.
  • Jean-Michel Ribiéras, Sylvamo Corporation

Five current Directors were also re-elected:

  • Craig Anneberg, North Pacific Paper Company, LLC
  • John Carpenter, Nippon Dynawave Packaging
  • Mike Haws, Sappi North America
  • Remi G. Lalonde, Resolute Forest Products
  • Mark Sutton, International Paper

These members were elected during AF&PA’s Presidents Forum on October 28, 2021, and will serve three-year terms, beginning on January 1, 2022.

“The AF&PA Board of Directors represents the best in leadership from the paper and wood products manufacturing industry,” said Michael Doss, AF&PA’s Board Chair and Graphic Packaging International, LLC, President and CEO. “These newly elected directors bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise and strategic guidance to help achieve AF&PA’s mission and values. Their partnership will advance our industry forward on key initiatives, including our Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 sustainability goals.”

In addition to announcing these newly elected directors, AF&PA also welcomed new company, associate and association members in 2021:

  • Company Members:
    • Sylvamo Corporation
    • Cosmo Specialty Fibers
    • Verso Corporation
  • Associate Members:
    • Footprint
    • Arandell
    • Ranpak
  • Association Member:
    • Envelope Manufacturers Association

“These members join AF&PA at a time when our growth continues with broad industry support and representation across many sectors," said Heidi Brock, AF&PA President and CEO. “Each new member is an added voice at our table, and ultimately, they help make our association stronger as we continue our advocacy work ahead.”

To see the current directory of AF&PA members, visit:

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recyclable resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative —Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 5% of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures about $350 billion in products annually and employs about 925,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of about $65 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 43 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper